|Story:||This page documents our 3 day crop at The Paper Doll House, a Victorian bed & breakfast scrapbook retreat. It includes one page A design and one 5 x 7 insert holding 2 pictures the B & B proprietor sent me after I had finished my pocket page.|
One of my goals at the crop was to use up collections I had received at Creating Keepsakes conventions in prior years. I had done quite a few cards from this collection, but had some leftovers which I used in these pocket pages. I had also used it to decorate the pocket card that the proprietor asked us to sign for her guest book – at the bottom left. Of course, I took a picture before handing it over.
|Style:||The first pocket is the B & B’s postcard.|
The second contains parts of an Elle’s Studio card in not-quite-rectangular shapes that I cut up because only 3 of the 4 colors on the card worked with my scheme. I am no longer afraid to experiment with cutting up cards, if it suits my purpose. I think it is better to alter a card at hand to work, than to search endlessly for just the perfect one, which you may or may not find. Besides, the result looks very scrappy, and therefore, page-appropriate. Don’t you agree?
|Stash:||The only other additions to the page were alphabets – some acrylic letters from my stash which are not square either and a very old circle alphabet from Heidi Grace.|
And I will still be keeping company with Kate & Co., as I have paper, chipboard, buttons and brads all remaining. Not to mention the matching stamp set.
I think next year I will limit myself to a maximum of 5 sheets of any one collection and 2 coordinating accessories. It is really difficult for me to use up paper and pretties once I become bored with them.
14 November 2015
Scrapbook Haven – a pocket page from MME’s Kate & Co. Cambridge Court paper line